Origins and purpose

We come from our history and we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. My experience in business began at Hewlett-Packard, the birthplace of the Silicon Valley and one of the most respected companies in the world at that time. Through hard work, Bill and Dave created an exceptional culture built on trust and respect and human dignity, a culture ahead of its time even at today's standards. There at HP I learned about leadership and culture and the human side of management. It was an opportunity to see what an organization could be when people worked together, free to create and make mistakes.

After leaving HP, I experienced a variety of cultures and management styles. I met senior leaders seeking deeper levels of development. My experiences guided me toward a career in developing human potential and helping organizations transform themselves. Many others influenced my career and shaped how we approach coaching and consulting here at Mindshift. Leaders are just people. If they operate from a place of fear, they will struggle. Margaret Wheatley, author of A Simpler Way, suggests another way.

There is a simpler way to organize human endeavor. It requires a new way of being in the world. It requires being in the world without fear. Being in the world with play and creativity. Seeking after what's possible. Being willing to learn and to be surprised (Wheatley, 1996).

Life is about change, for individuals as well as organizations. Our mission at Mindshift Consulting is to help individuals and organizations develop and grow. We offer assessments, discovery work, strategic planning, design for change and transformation, coaching for leaders, and culture work.